I am full of questions today. DD is 3 and still uses her paci at night. She has a very hard time sleeping without it, and cries out in the middle of the night if it gets lost in her blankets. We have been discussing getting rid of it for a while now, but things keep coming up like illness, then a broken leg. She has an ASD diagnosis and is non-verbal.
The other night at bedtime I realized I couldn't find a paci anywhere (our lovely dogs have developed a habit of stealing them and eating them). I was able to get her to sleep fine and thought maybe it was a good time to get rid of them. Around 10:30 she woke up screaming for it. I tried everything to soothe her, every single method I had that usually calms her.
She had the worst meltdown I have ever seen. I finally ended up dragging both kids out to the store in the middle of the night with a screaming 3 year old to buy more pacis, which calmed her down right away and she slept fine the rest of the night.
How do we go about getting rid of this darn thing? It seemed like way more than just a tantrum to me, and I can't seem to find anything to take it's place.